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Christenbury Eye Center Restores Kyle’s Vision with Bioptics Refractive Surgery

Bioptics Procedure Delivers 20/20 Vision to Patient Making Training Clients Easier. Bioptics Offers Patients with Complex Vision Better Results.

Charlotte N.C., September 22, 2015 – Kyle Lane struggled wearing glasses while training clients in boot camp classes. A Bioptics Procedure at Christenbury Eye Center restored his vision to 20/20. Kyle threw away his glasses and never looked back. Bioptics is often offered to patients with complex conditions such as, Myopia with Keratoconus or extreme Myopia with Astigmatism. Only surgeons trained in cornea surgery and lens surgery or centers, such as, the surgeons at Christenbury Eye Center may provide these extra benefits and better results.

Kyle Lane consulted with Dr. Jonathan Christenbury for LASIK. Unfortunately, Kyle’s vision challenge could not be solved by LASIK alone. Dr. Christenbury offered Kyle a Bioptics Procedure. The procedure involved two surgeries occurring approximately one month apart. First, Kyle received a Visian Intraocular Lens (Visian ICL) implant. Then, a LASIK procedure was performed to give Kyle the extra points necessary to bring his vision to 20/20.

“Now that I’ve had the Bioptics procedure, I’m no longer messing with my glasses during boot camp sessions. I can easily move around and focus on my clients. Why wear glasses or contacts at all anymore? People should just have laser eye surgery,” says Kyle Lane, a patient at Christenbury Eye Center.

The complex conditions below may often be corrected with a Bioptics Procedure:

  • Patients with Presbyopia (loss of ability to see up close over age 40) and astigmatism (imperfection in the curvature of the eye): The Bioptics treatment for this condition includes a multifocal lens (TECNIS) implant, then a follow-up LASIK procedure to remove the astigmatism. The second procedure is normally performed about one month after the first surgery. Patients often achieve 20/20 vision results for reading, intermediate and distance.
  • Patients who present with myopia (nearsightedness under age 40) and Keratoconus (thinning of the cornea) who are not candidates for LASIK: This solution includes cornea correction with an Intacs Prescription Inserts procedure. A ring that stabilizes the cornea is inserted into the eye to flatten and stabilize the cornea, eliminating the need for a cornea transplant. About one month later, a Visian ICL procedure is performed to correct myopia. In this scenario, a patient with the worst possible vision may achieve vision results of 20/20 to 20/40 vision without glasses. (A value of 20/40 is adequate to pass a driving test.)
  • Patients with extremely high levels of myopia or nearsightedness: These patients do not qualify for LASIK alone, and a Visian ICL implant restores vision up to -16 units in power. If a patient presents with -19 units, for example, a Visian ICL implant restores up to -16 units. Then, a LASIK procedure about one month later may easily restore the last -3 units to get this patient to 20/20.

Kyle’s vision condition met the requirements for the last description above, and qualified him for a Visian ICL implant with a LASIK procedure. Today, he is very pleased with his results and newfound freedom from glasses.

Learn more about Bioptics procedures and other vision correction services at Christenbury Eye Center or call us at 877-702-2020 to schedule a consultation.

About the Christenbury Eye Center

Dr. Jonathan Christenbury established Christenbury Eye Center in 1987 and is known for his groundbreaking work in vision care. For two decades he has consistently been one of the first surgeons in the Carolinas to perform many pioneering vision care procedures including LASIK, Visian ICL, ReSTOR® and TECNIS.

Dr. Christenbury performed the first LASIK procedure in the Carolinas in the early 1990s and since that time has performed more than 100,000 laser vision correction procedures. He performed the first WaveFront Customized IntraLASIK in the Carolinas in 2005. In the Spring of 2005, he was the first in the Carolinas to perform the ReSTOR procedure that treats Presbyopia and can eliminate reading glasses and bifocals. Today, Dr. Christenbury is the most experienced multifocal implant surgeon in the United States.

Dr. Kenneth Mathys is a Board-Certified, fellowship-trained Cornea and Refractive surgeon. He earned his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University. He completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was honored with the position of Chief Resident. Upon completion of residency, Dr. Mathys continued his ophthalmic training as a Cornea and Refractive surgical fellow at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Mathys is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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